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060-0383 Trinity United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church
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VLR Listing Date 06/20/1989

NRHP Listing Date 11/13/1989

NPS property number 89001894

The country church traditionally has been an essential component of the peaceful, ordered lifestyle of the American farmer. A rural landscape devoid of these structures, however modest, would be incomplete. Ellett’s Trinity United Methodist Church, a plain, nave-plan brick church, is characteristic of the many such buildings that served agrarian communities. It is set apart from the usual area churches by the use of a corner tower with a picturesque belfry and steeple lending the church an audible and well as visual presence in the neighborhood. The congregation was organized in 1856 on property donated by the locally prominent Earhart family. The original church fell into disrepair and was replaced by the present building in 1908-10, reusing the bricks from the old church. Dedicated in 1913, the church has been in regular use since and has preserved its simple original interior.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018